Marc Cucurella explains his struggles at Chelsea

Marc Cucurella had a disappointing debut season with Chelsea.

The 25-year-old defender joined Chelsea in a £63m deal in the summer of 2022 but struggled to justify the transfer fee in his debut season.

In the summer he was considered surplus to Mauricio Pochettino’s requirements and was linked with a move to Manchester United.

He was deployed in the right-back position this season helping to cover for injured duo Reece James and Malo Gusto.

But it remains to be seen how long Cucurella remains happy playing in his unnatural right-back position.

“I’m not happy with my first season, but I can learn a lot, especially in the bad moments,” Cucurella told Sky Sports.

“But here when I came, I didn’t play at my level, I’m a little bit frustrated and I can learn to manage this. Now I can show them that I’m very happy here and all the things I learnt last season, I can put here in this season.

“I think this season is better. I’m very good mentally and I think this is one of the important things because if you are good mentally and in your life, I think you can you can play better, you can help the team and you can enjoy this.”

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